Changing the Passenger Standalone Log Level

Mark Berry June 19, 2015

I’m trying to debug an issue with Passenger Standalone 4.0.53 and had a hard time figuring out how to increase the log level. It turns out you have to create a custom Nginx configuration file, then reference it when you start Passenger.


AWS Elastic Beanstalk Initializes App Every 24 Hours

Mark Berry July 23, 2014

My Elastic Beanstalk deployment was loading my app but returning an error:

[Instance: i-4e74d545 Module: AWSEBAutoScalingGroup ConfigSet: null] Command failed on instance. Return code: 1 Output: Error occurred during build: Command hooks failed .

Script /opt/elasticbeanstalk/hooks/appdeploy/post/ failed with returncode 1

Then I noticed something odd in the logs:  the app was trying to reload every 24 hours. One time, my web app actually went offline at a reload (RED status), then 24 hours later, it came back up, without any intervention on my part.


AWS invalid literal for int() with base 8: ‘493’

Mark Berry June 13, 2014

Working on an AWS Elastic Beanstalk deployment, I’m using a .config file in my project’s .ebextensions folder to create and upload a file (see the Development Duide). The deployment fails with this message:

Error occurred during build: invalid literal for int() with base 8: ‘493’



Care and Feeding of your RapidSSL Certificate on AWS

Mark Berry June 5, 2014

I purchased a GeoTrust RapidSSL certificate from Namecheap to install on an Amazon Web Services Elastic Load Balancer. I won’t go into all the details of deploying SSL on AWS here, but I do want to document something about the certificate chain.


Connect to Postgres on EC2 using pgAdmin

Mark Berry May 27, 2014

A few quick notes on connecting to a Postgres database running on an Amazon EC2 instance using pgAdmin with its built-in SSH tunneling option.



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